Friday, June 13, 2008

Haut de la Garenne Suspect Released

~Haut de la Garenne children's home

The 50-year-old ex-police officer, arrested yesterday has been released without charge. He was arrested on suspicion of serious crimes at Haut de la Garenne and elsewhere in Jersey.

Police issued a statement saying, "This man has now been released without charge, pending further inquiries into a number of “serious crimes".

"We cannot give any further details at this stage as there are no charges."

While serving as a Jersey police officer during the 1970s, he was a volunteer at the childcare home.

After leaving the police force, he took a position with Jersey children’s services in the 1980s. He worked there for more than 20 years and rose to a position as a senior care officer.